An outdoor climbing gym on summer weekends, but a great place nonetheless. I split between the gunks/seneca as a 'local' crag.
Great routes for lead practice. Exposure on some routes definitely mocks the rating though.
I got out here climbing a bunch of weekends over the summer and fall while I was interning in New York. Crazy routes for such low ratings - and awesome climbing!
I had my first day of rock climbing at the Trapps about 3 years ago...I climb there almost every weekend since than...
It is a great place!
over July 4th at the Gunks...great climbs...Sixish, Apoplexy, Rhodendren, Laurel, Horseman, Coronary, Arch, Bloody Bush, Retribution...great times.
Soo many amazing routes.... sooo little time.
long hard days at the Gunks. Great, exposed, hard climbing...
My first multi-pitch ever!
This is an extremely popular route but we had it to ourselves this cold early-season day. Good thing too, since a variety of mishaps combined to make this an eight-hour climb (!).
We did this in two pitches (using the semi-hanging belay), which is how our guidebook had it; I've seen it described as 3 pitches but there's no reason to complicate it.
Easy to see why this is a favorite - the second pitch in particular is great (but a bit tiring), with frequent small overhangs that always have fantastically good holds (that you usually can't see, you just have to reach up and conjure them out of the rock).
I hear High E's even better, so I'll be back (hopefully stronger too)..
We spent a week on the East coast in 2005 and were all over the gunks. High E was the highlight of the trip for me.